Support us

A donation to the Faculty of Engineering is a way to give back to your alma mater.

Successful economies are underpinned by a strong, vibrant engineering fraternity. This requires a faculty with world-class research and teaching to attract the brightest students.

New Zealand is now investing heavily in developing its infrastructure. Well-trained engineers, a world-class teaching environment, and high calibre students are key to efficiently delivering this investment. 

One of the faculty’s strategic goals is “to be recognised unequivocally as one of the leading engineering schools in the world for quality of teaching programmes and research”. The Faculty of Engineering is committed to meeting this goal, and your contribution – either through your time or via financial means – will help us confront the challenges of tomorrow.

Your contribution to our faculty will help us to further strengthen our quality of teaching and research, to encourage the best students, and in turn, to train very capable professional engineers. 

Remember: no donation is too small.

There are several ways for you to contribute to our faculty. You can additionally specify how your donation is to be used, such as through scholarships, fellowships, naming rights, or equipment. Financial donations can be either one-off or regular. We encourage you to contact our Development Manager if you wish to discuss this.

Find out more about our principal funds, targeted funds and how you can contribute at our Giving page.

Meet our Development Manager

Paul Cunningham, our Faculty of Engineering Development Manager, is available to meet anyone who wishes to support our initiatives, or have any questions regarding gifts, payment methods, or how donations can make a difference.

At this stage in my career I have realised that I have probably not got what it takes to be a brain surgeon, a global CEO or an earthquake engineer. What I am fortunate enough to be able to do, is work with the University’s incredible alumni, friends and industry partners to support our students and staff to positively influence our economy, society and environment.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Engineering, I worked at the University of Auckland Business School where I spent nearly seven years in both student engagement and development roles. Before that I lived in the UK where the early part of my career was spent in the financial services industry in London.

I joined the University of Auckland when I moved to New Zealand in 2009. It was a desire to help young people and to make a difference that led me to a change of career. This is still what motivates me today.

This is an incredibly exciting time for the Faculty of Engineering. I look forward to working with you to help our staff and students address the challenges and opportunities that we face in a complex and rapidly changing world.


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